Higher Dietary Fiber Lowers Premenopausal Depression Risk
Significant association between dietary fiber intake and prevalence of depression seen for premenopausal, but not postmenopausal, women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use
Depression and tobacco use in childhood significantly increased the risk for opioid use in young adults, according to data from a prospective study of approximately 1,000 individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Higher Dietary Fiber Lowers Premenopausal Depression Risk
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Dietary fiber intake is inversely associated with depression in premenopausal women, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause. Yunsun Kim, M.D., from Chung-ang University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood Insulin Levels Tied to Later Psychosis Childhood Insulin Levels Tied to Later Psychosis
A new study links high childhood insulin levels to early adult psychosis and elevated childhood BMI to early adult depression, suggesting a possible"cardiometabolic signature," researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on primary care-recorded mental illness and self-harm episodes in the UK: a population-based cohort study, The Lancet Public Health
In Apr 2020, incidence of primary care-recorded depression reduced by 43%, anxiety disorders by 47 · 8% and first antidepressant prescribing by 36 · 4%, vs. expected rates; consequences of which could include patients subsequently presenting with greater severity of mental illness (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparisons between suicide in persons with serious mental illness, other mental disorders, or no known mental illness: results from 37 U.S. states, 2003-2017 - Schmutte T, Costa M, Hammer P, Davidson L.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a leading cause of death in persons with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses (SMI), however, little is known about the characteristics and circumstances of suicide decedents with SMI in the US compared to those with ot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Latent class analysis of self-directed violence and indirect self-harm behaviors: gender differences and associations with mental health symptoms - Zelkowitz RL, Mitchell KS, Grossman SL, Nillni YI, Gradus JL, Galovski TE.
This study aimed to (1) examine whether the latent class structure of individuals engaging in self-directed violence and indirect self-harm behaviors (eg, substance use, disordered eating) varied by gender in a sample of US veterans, and (2) t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Assessment of suicidal behaviors among individuals with autism spectrum disorder in Denmark - Kolves K, Fitzgerald C, Nordentoft M, Wood SJ, Erlangsen A.
IMPORTANCE: There is limited evidence supporting an association of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with suicidality and the risk factors for suicide attempt and suicide among people with ASD. Existing research highlights the need for national cohort studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Death by suicide among people with autism: beyond zebrafish - South M, Costa AP, McMorris C.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Anxiety, depression and concerns of pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic - Akgor U, Fad ıloglu E, Soyak B, Unal C, Cagan M, Temiz BE, Erzenoglu BE, Ak S, Gultekin M, Ozyuncu O.
PURPOSE: In December 2019, the emerging of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has influenced the whole world. The current pandemic also triggers several psychological changes. Uncertainties and changes in health practices may cause anxiety, depression, and c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Family-of-origin rejection on suicidal ideation among a sexual minority sample - VanBergen AM, Love HA.
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. Among sexual minority populations, suicide risk is elevated; this can be explained by minority stress. One such source of minority stress is family-of-origin rejection, a known risk factor for sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Suicidality among gender minorities in Karnataka, South India - Halli SS, Isac S, Bhattacharjee P, Dutta S, Ramesh BM, Lorway R, Blanchard J.
BACKGROUND: It is argued that Indian gender minorities displayed differential mental health problems and suicide attempts. Hence, the study was intended to understand the prevalence of anxiety, depression and suicidality among this group, specifically th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

A randomized control trial to test a peer support group approach for reducing social isolation and depression among female Mexican immigrants - Page-Reeves J, Murray-Krezan C, Regino L, Perez J, Bleecker M, Perez D, Wagner B, Tigert S, Bearer EL, Willging CE.
BACKGROUND: Female Mexican Immigrants (FMIs) experience high rates of depression compared with other populations. For this population, depression is often exacerbated by social isolation associated with the experience of immigration. Aim 1. To measure wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Circumstances associated with suicides among females-16 states, United States, 2005-2016 - Crosby AE, Ertl A, Lyons BH, Ivey-Stephenson AZ, Jack SPD.
This study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Suicide-related Internet search queries in India following media reports of a celebrity suicide: an interrupted time series analysis - Armstrong G, Haregu T, Arya V, Vijayakumar L, Sinyor M, Niederkrotenthaler T, Spittal MJ.
On June 14, 2020, media reported that Sushant Singh Rajput, a 34 ‐year‐old male Bollywood star, had died by suicide. He had starred in television and cinema for over a decade, with highly prominent roles that reached a broad cross‐section of the co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Self-harm and suicide in adults: will safety plans keep people safe after self-harm? - House A.
Safety planning is recommended as a part of the response to everybody who presents after self-harm, although there is surprisingly little evidence for its effectiveness. There is potential for such plans to be experienced as unhelpful if patients are not... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gun violence exposure and experiences of depression among mothers - Leibbrand C, Rivara F, Rowhani-Rahbar A.
Gun violence is a uniquely prevalent issue in the USA that disproportionately affects disadvantaged families already at risk of health disparities. Despite the traumatic nature of witnessing gun violence, we have little knowledge of whether exposure to l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Interpersonal violence throughout the lifespan: associations with suicidal ideation and suicide attempt among a national sample of female veterans - Holliday R, Forster JE, Schneider AL, Miller C, Monteith LL.
BACKGROUND: Female veterans experience interpersonal violence (ie, physical and sexual violence) more often than male veterans and nonveteran females. There is limited knowledge of types of interpersonal violence across the lifespan in relation to suicid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological distress, self-harm and attempted suicide in UK 17-year olds: prevalence and sociodemographic inequalities - Patalay P, Fitzsimons E.
In a large (n = 10 103), nationally representative sample of 17-year-olds 16.1% had experienced high psychological distress in the past 30 days, 24.1% had self-harmed in the previous 12 months and 7.4% had ever attempted suicide. Females, White adolescen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk-taking to obtain reward: sex differences and associations with emotional and depressive symptoms in a nationally representative cohort of UK adolescents - Lewis G, Srinivasan R, Roiser J, Blakemore SJ, Flouri E, Lewis G.
BACKGROUND: Cognitive mechanisms that characterize or precede depressive symptoms are poorly understood. We investigated cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between risk taking to obtain reward and adolescent depressive symptoms in a large pros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Firearm access and suicide: lethal means counseling and safe storage education in a comprehensive prevention strategy (editorial) - McCourt AD.
Most firearm-related deaths are deaths by suicide, and approximately half of all suicide deaths involve a firearm.1 Recent research has identified a sustained risk of suicide by firearm for those who own handguns and has suggested that risk for suicide pea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Accelerating research on suicide risk and prevention in women veterans through research-operations partnerships - Hoffmire CA, Denneson LM, Monteith LL, Dichter ME, Gradus JL, Cappelletti MM, Brenner LA, Yano EM.
BACKGROUND: Suicide rates for women veterans are increasing faster than for nonveterans. The 2017 suicide rate for women veterans was more than double that for women nonveterans. However, research to inform improved suicide prevention for women veterans ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Applying research to advance suicide prevention in women veterans - Strauss JL, Miller LJ, Strickland S.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Assessment of suicidal intent in self-directed violence and subsequent care received among military veterans: a national study of gender differences - Chen JI, Cameron DC, Laliberte AZ, Hooker ER, Niederhausen M, Denneson LM.
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Health Administration's system for documenting self-directed violence (SDV) requires that clinicians make a determination of the suicidal intent of the behavior (ie, "undetermined" intent vs. "suicide attempt") which contributes ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Differences in methods of suicide death among transgender and nontransgender patients in the Veterans Health Administration, 1999-2016 - Blosnich JR, Boyer TL, Brown GR, Kauth MR, Shipherd JC.
The objective of this study was to compare rates of suicide deaths by different means between tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Domestic violence and its relationship with depression, anxiety and quality of life: a hidden dilemma of Pakistani women - Malik M, Munir N, Ghani MU, Ahmad N.
OBJECTIVES: To find out the relationship of domestic violence with depression, anxiety and quality of life in married women in hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. METHODS: This co-relational study was conducted in Rawalpindi Institute of Healt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Female veterans' willingness to seek Veterans Health Administration and non-Veterans Health Administration services for suicidal thoughts and mental health concerns - Monteith LL, Holliday R, Hoffmire CA, Bahraini NH.
The objectives of this study were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender differences in lifetime prevalence and onset timing of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt among post-9/11 veterans and nonveterans - Hoffmire CA, Monteith LM, Forster JE, Bernhard PA, Blosnich JR, Vogt D, Maguen S, Smith AA, Schneiderman AI.
BACKGROUND: Rising US suicide rates are particularly notable among military veterans, especially women. It is unknown whether these differences extend to suicidal ideation (SI) and suicide attempts (SA), which are major predictors of suicide. Literature ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender differences in recovery needs after a suicide attempt: a national qualitative study of US Military Veterans - Denneson LM, Tompkins KJ, McDonald KL, Britton PC, Hoffmire CA, Smolenski DJ, Carlson KF, Dobscha SK.
BACKGROUND: Appropriate after-care for the estimated 1.4 million people with nonfatal suicide attempts each year in the United States is critical, yet little research has focused on recovery needs after an attempt and whether important gender differences... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender differences in the predictors of suicide-related morbidity among veterans reporting current housing instability - Montgomery AE, Dichter ME, Blosnich JR.
BACKGROUND: Veterans experiencing housing instability are at increased risk of suicide. Research is needed to identify gender differences in the predictors of both suicidal ideation and suicide attempt, particularly among Veterans who are unstably housed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Machine learning to differentiate risk of suicide attempt and self-harm after general medical hospitalization of women with mental illness - Edgcomb JB, Thiruvalluru R, Pathak J, Brooks JO.
BACKGROUND: Suicide prevention is a public health priority, but risk factors for suicide after medical hospitalization remain understudied. This problem is critical for women, for whom suicide rates in the United States are disproportionately increasing.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sex differences in US Army suicide attempts during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - Naifeh JA, Mash HBH, Stein MB, Vance MC, Aliaga PA, Fullerton CS, Dinh HM, Wynn GH, Kao TC, Sampson NA, Kessler RC, Ursano RJ.
OBJECTIVE: To examine sex differences in risk for administratively documented suicide attempt (SA) among US Army soldiers during the Iraq/Afghanistan wars. METHOD: Using administrative person-month records of Regular Army enlisted soldiers from 20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The global impact of celebrity suicides: implications for prevention - Keyes KM, Whitley R, Fink D, Santaella J, Pirkis J.
Actor and entertainer Robin Williams died by suicide on August 11, 2014. Three studies conducted in the US, Canada and Australia have shown population level increases in suicide in the months after Williams ’ death. Across the three countries, the exce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gonadal and adrenal hormones interact with pubertal maturation to predict depressive symptoms in a group of high-school females - Chafkin JE, Yeager DS, O'Brien JM, Lee HY, McAfee CA, Josephs RA.
In this study, we addressed two questions: Are pubertal hormones associated with adolescent mental health? Might this association depend on pubertal development? We tested the hyp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Abuse and suicide risk among college students in the United States: findings from the 2019 Healthy Minds Study - Oh HY, Marinovich C, Jay S, Zhou S, Kim JHJ.
BACKGROUND: Suicide has increased among American youth, and remains a concern on college campuses where students have reported increasing levels of psychological distress, alcohol use, social isolation, and loneliness. Abuse is known to be a risk factor ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An adolescent's use of veterinary medicines: a case report exploring addiction - Kaggwa MM, Nuwamanya S, Ashaba S, Rukundo GZ, Harms S.
This case report describes a 17-year-old high school student serious suicide attempt using an injectable composite of veterinary medications (vitamins, vaccines, antibiotics, and antihelminthics) typically used to treat chickens. The use of this particul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Default mode and salience network alterations in suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in adolescents with depression - Ho TC, Walker JC, Teresi GI, Kulla A, Kirshenbaum JS, Gifuni AJ, Singh MK, Gotlib IH.
Suicidal ideation (SI) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) are two distinct yet often co-occurring risk factors for suicide deaths in adolescents. Elucidating the neurobiological patterns that specifically characterize SI and NSSI in adolescents is neede... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Depressed adolescents' exposure to suicide attempts and suicide loss - Athey A, Overholser JC, Beale EE.
This study explored depressed adolescent inpatients' (N  = 158) experiences of exposure to friends' and family members' suicidal behaviors. Most of the participants (n = 102, 64.6%) reported exposure to suicide-related behavior. Teens exposed to s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Depression in children and adolescents on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: associations with resilience and prosocial behavior - Eli B, Zhou Y, Liang Y, Cheng J, Wang J, Huang C, Xuan X, Liu Z.
The objectives of this study were twofold: first, to investigate the status of depression among children and adolescents on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the highes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does personality problems increase youth suicide risk? A characteristic analysis study of youth who visit the emergency department following suicide attempt - Kwan Y, Choi SW, Min S, Ahn JS, Kim H, Kim MH, Lee J.
BACKGROUND: Youth suicide attempts are a major risk factor for future complete suicides. However, the characteristics of suicide attempters based on the emergency department (ED) have rarely been explored, making it challenging to comprehend the characte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pharmacological interventions for self ‐harm in adults
Cochrane authors have reviewed the international literature regarding pharmacological (drug) and natural product (dietary supplementation) treatment trials in the field. A total of seven trials that met inclusion criteria were identified. There is little evidence of beneficial effects of either pharmacological or natural product treatments. However, few trials have been conducted and those that have are small, meaning that possible beneficial effects of some therapies cannot be ruled out. Why is this review important?Self ‐harm (SH), which includes intentional self‐poisoning/overdose and self‐injury, is a major ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Common workplace interactions can trigger suicidal thoughts for employees with mood disorders
(West Virginia University) Perceived low-grade forms of workplace mistreatment, such as avoiding eye contact or excluding a coworker from conversation, can amplify suicidal thoughts in employees with mood disorders, based on a West Virginia University study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Vessel in New York City closed after third suicide at tourist attraction
The 150-foot set of spiraling staircases is now off-limits as operators consult with suicide-prevention experts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news